Speed Writing

I don’t know about you, but if I find a good series book, I tend to devour it. My reading speed increases rapidly, and when I’m done with one book, I want to dive into the next one right away.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could write as fast as we can read?

It would be wonderful to sit down and just pound those keys with no hesitation, having complete control over characterization, plot, theme, and setting. But unfortunately, our work takes a bit more finesse. We need to plan out our stories, making sure that there is flow in both dialogue and story lines so confusion does not take seed.

Yes, it  would be nice if we could generate stories that fast; but I’m not willing to sacrifice quality for quantity.

3 Responses

  1. Catherine, I do love those days when I can sit at my computer and the words just flow out (but of course, there’s still hours of revision after that). It seems to take a lot of “behind the scenes” planning, and even then, there are lots of times where I’ll have a burst of speedy writing, and then move to crawl while I work something out.

    • Yes, it’s great when everything just flows, when you can’t even type as fast as your thoughts. But then you have to step back to make sure that everything fits in a way that makes sense.

  2. Catherine, I do love those times when words flow freely. But, at other times I seem to have to dig them out of my brain with a shovel. And the “dirt” is very hard, at that!!


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